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5.
 
Don't be fooled.
Jan 14, 2004, 07:18
5.
Don't be fooled. Jan 14, 2004, 07:18
Jan 14, 2004, 07:18
 
It's a crappy minute video with a guy talking, a couple of quick chase scene shots, and some terrible music.
Doesn't build much anticipation.
Don't waste your time on this clip.
The last one was better (actually showed a decent amount of in-game footage).
Looking forward to the game though.

1.
 
Best line in the T3 review....
Dec 31, 2003, 16:17
1.
Best line in the T3 review.... Dec 31, 2003, 16:17
Dec 31, 2003, 16:17
 
"The Verdict: This is one game that WON'T be back."

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Re: Best news ever!!!
Dec 16, 2003, 11:51
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Re: Best news ever!!! Dec 16, 2003, 11:51
Dec 16, 2003, 11:51
 
Gotta chime in.
I've been wondering about a sequel to this game for a long time.
Great, great news.
The most cinematic game I've ever played- even more so than Max Payne 2.
I remember playing Mafia for the first time and thinking, "These guys spent a LOT of time making this here game... Damn."



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Re: No subject
Dec 16, 2003, 07:41
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Re: No subject Dec 16, 2003, 07:41
Dec 16, 2003, 07:41
 
Eh...
The Doom 3 trailer ended with a monster. Gotta keep up with the Jones'.
Overall, it looked pretty good.
But I am hoping that game developers will start to apply these new physics engines to more items than just bad guys and barrels.
Have you noticed how many barrels are popping up in games recently?


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I liked the game.
Dec 13, 2003, 09:01
10.
I liked the game. Dec 13, 2003, 09:01
Dec 13, 2003, 09:01
 
The story line is hilarious.
Lot's of pokes at Star Wars.
It gets progressively better as you go.
The cut scenes are not top-notch in terms of quality but they get the job done.
There are A LOT of cut scenes so this is probably the reason for the lower image quality.
What I like about the game is how interactive the environment is.
"If you see it, it can be destroyed" works most of the time here.
If you take advantage of this, the game will be easier for you.
The jet pack offers a whole other dimension to the levels as well.
It's just a blast to play.
When I'm getting tired of the heaviness of Deus Ex IW, I usually take a break with this game.
The only negative I would speak of is size.
2 cds- unpacks to 4 1/2 gigs????
Unbelievable....


18.
 
Re: DX: IW and Silent Storm
Dec 7, 2003, 21:00
18.
Re: DX: IW and Silent Storm Dec 7, 2003, 21:00
Dec 7, 2003, 21:00
 
Der.....
Huh?
Yuk, yuk.

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Re: DX: IW and Silent Storm
Dec 7, 2003, 20:24
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Re: DX: IW and Silent Storm Dec 7, 2003, 20:24
Dec 7, 2003, 20:24
 
You obviously know your stuff.
I haven't gotten to the parts in the game where variety in location comes into play so I'm looking forward to it.
I'm speaking from an everyday gamers point of view.
Somebody's lying here.
The card makers are telling us if we buy this 400 dollar video card we'll be able to run this new, high tech crap they're putting into games like a screamin' demon.
If we get that new processor, it'll be ten times as fast as our previous one so games will run smooth as silk.
And yet, reality has it that too often you have to turn everything down just to make these games playable.
Why can I play Serious Sam and do battle with 100 bad guys on the screen, firing stuff everywhere at me, crazy chaios going on, and my old system handled it smooth as silk.
Now I have this machine that is improved by 3 years of technological advances, I'm playing a game in Halo that is at least a couple years old now, and my machine gets bogged down when there are three bad guys on the screen at once.
It's like watching a slide show.
Why do I have to turn Dues Ex IW down to a low resolution to get it to run smooth?
I think that the software is much farther ahead of the hardware than we realize.
I think we're being fead a line of bull.
We're being urged to go out and buy all this new technology when the common mantra is to install the game, map your keys, and turn the s*** down.
Then maybe, it'll run as smooth as it should.
There's a glaring descrepency here.
I appreciate a game that looks as good as Max Payne 2.
I appreciate a game that looks as good as Uru.
I appreciate a game that runs smooth and makes me feel like I'm there.
Whether it's because of some trickery on the part of the developers and they're not taking advantage of certain NEW innovations....
I could care less.
That's the opinion of this average and (yup) naive gamer.


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Re: DX: IW and Silent Storm
Dec 7, 2003, 18:11
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Re: DX: IW and Silent Storm Dec 7, 2003, 18:11
Dec 7, 2003, 18:11
 
I think I see what the poster is trying to get at when he brings up Max Payne 2.
That game was freeking gorgeous!
I don't know the difference between one engine or the other.
One mapping or the other.
All I know is that when I put Max Payne 2 in and play it.... it's getting to the point where I WANT video games to be!
It looks very very good.
When I put Deus Ex IW in, I first have to set the resolution down to 800 X 600 because even though I have a high end system, the gameplay is laggy for some reason.
I get the feeling my system is BARELY keeping up and it doesn't even look THAT good.
The textures on the walls are pretty monotonous.
Just that futuristic visual feel I've seen in so many games before.
It doesn't look like Half Life 2 demos or anything.
More like an improved Red Faction 2 or something.
But, this is not a rip on Deus Ex IW.
I'm actually enjoying it quite a bit right now.
Immersed to say the least.
I'm just saying that I see both points of view.


13.
 
Re: Stuck with fire extinguisher
Dec 6, 2003, 20:09
13.
Re: Stuck with fire extinguisher Dec 6, 2003, 20:09
Dec 6, 2003, 20:09
 
Give pilot a beer (opened).

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Re: No subject
Dec 6, 2003, 09:31
9.
Re: No subject Dec 6, 2003, 09:31
Dec 6, 2003, 09:31
 
Agreed.
I'm enjoying BS3 immensely as we speak.
It's so nice to see video game makers finally starting to fulfill the huge entertainment potential that video games posess.
Storyline seems to becoming more and more important.
A few that have struck me recently....
Max Payne 2
URU
Mafia (most under-rated game ever?)
Vice City
I love to see the line between cinema and video game become ever-so blurred....

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Ugh....
Dec 3, 2003, 06:15
11.
Ugh.... Dec 3, 2003, 06:15
Dec 3, 2003, 06:15
 
I hate to admit that I was looking forward to this one.
The screenshots looked good.
Nothing revolutionary- but it looked like a game that would run smooth as silk.
I ran around for a few minutes mashing my mouse buttons, fighting bad guys- actually, I get that same repetitive feeling playing Prince of Persia too come to think of it.
And the Return of the King demo.
Just feels like a console game.
Combos.......
This game looks like it's going to be a pile of garbage.
It just looks... cheap.
I guess the only reason I had hope for it was that it reminded me of Rune.
Why couldn't they have made a sequel to THAT game.
That was one pissed off Viking!
Rock and roll!

18.
 
Re: Chrome is...
Nov 30, 2003, 08:58
18.
Re: Chrome is... Nov 30, 2003, 08:58
Nov 30, 2003, 08:58
 
Now I DID notice the lag in Chrome during an outside level.
I jumped around and straffed from side to side for a minute or two.
It definitely was noticeable.
I also didn't like how I felt like I was 4 feet tall (much like Unreal 2).
The ground just seemed awfully close to me.
But again, didn't ruin the game for me.
I don't know....
Positives?
Beautiful, HUGE, outdoor environments.
Difficult (but not overly) levels that made the completion of the game last longer than 6 hours (now THAT'S something that's been getting on my nerves lately. I know, I know. Quality over quantity......)
Great character details.
Excellent vehicle controls and graphics. This is one of the more underrated aspects of the game I thought.
And of course, the engine.
I don't know.
It's all a matter of prefference.
Now Worms 3D, wow....
You can't configure your keys, set mouse speed, invert look...

And yeah, Halo PC.
The other version came out like 7 years ago and somehow still had better graphics.

13.
 
Re: Chrome is...
Nov 29, 2003, 21:44
13.
Re: Chrome is... Nov 29, 2003, 21:44
Nov 29, 2003, 21:44
 


I'm sorry, but could you clarify this statement? Good gameplay is what makes a game fun, but for a minute it sounded like that didn't matter to you.

Gameplay is huge.
No argument.
I'm saying that in general, MOST games have pretty decent gameplay.
A lot of times people get caught up on things that I think are a little trivial like the awkwardness of a movement system or the default key settings, etc.
Most things take some getting used to.
A lot of the problems people talk about when they mention Chrome are things that bothered me the first hour or so, then I get used to it, and now I don't even notice anymore.
I don't think it ruins the game, that's all.


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Chrome is...
Nov 29, 2003, 14:43
3.
Chrome is... Nov 29, 2003, 14:43
Nov 29, 2003, 14:43
 
.. not that bad.
The graphics are beautiful, definitely not 5/10 or whatever.
Even most reviews that dislike the game give it props in the graphics department.
Gameplay has some issues... but it's like any game. Give it a little time and you'll adjust.
Most people are too picky with gameplay in my opinion.
They take it to a ridiculous level of importance.
It's still "WASD" mouse-look, etc.
Storyline is decent.
Cookie-cutter to be sure but I actually enjoyed it quite a bit more than Halo's storyline.
Since it's been mentioned, comparisons to Halo are unavoidable.
Overall though, I enjoyed this game much more than Halo.
To me, it felt like I was playing a more life-like, more adult version of the over-rated Microsoft fiasco.
If you're a fan of FPS's and you can overlook a few issues, I think it's worth the money.
I don't know...
That's my opinion anyways.

This comment was edited on Nov 29, 14:45.
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